NYLON — The newly passed New York State budget appropriates over $636 million in education funding for schools in the 57th District, which includes most of Livingston County.
According to a press release from Young, the budget calls for $626,605,202 in education aid, an increase of over 7.5 percent since last year. This year’s state budget calls for $1.5 billion in new education funding, bringing the statewide total assistance for education to nearly $25 billion.
“The additional state funding will provide children in our community with high-quality, first class educational learning experiences that put them on a path to success,” said Senator Young.
Young, who is the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and who represents a district that encompasses most of Livingston County and stretches as far west as Lake Erie, emphasized the importance of a fiscally responsible state budget.
In addition to increasing education spending, the state’s new budget calls for $4.2 billion in middle-income tax cuts.
“Building on the Senate’s past efforts, the middle income tax rate will be reduced even further beginning in 2018, reaching as low as 5.5 percent when fully phased in,” said Young. “It’s the lowest middle income personal income tax rate since 1947.
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